This race could not be held in a more beautiful area. The American River snakes it way from the heart of the Sierras and ends up in Sacramento. Though it goes thru an urban area, the entire river is a state park. About a 1/4 mile on each side is forested woodlands and riddled with beaches and people. The course was 12 miles long navigating six miles up stream then
back to the finish.
All around Perfect day in the sun. I think It is called the Yo Yo race as all the awards were recycled trophies. Some were acually quite comical. I got a 4 foot trophy with a kayak duck taped to the top. Not sure what I will do with this one.